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    do i really need a amp to power my door speakers ?

    i bought an amp to power my new front door speakers i'm about to be getting installed(Phoenix Gold RSd 65cs (RSd65cs) 6-1/2" Radial Sd Series 2-way Component System )

    since its a 4 channel amp im gonna have it also power my back door speakers.

    both speakers are currently being powered just by the head unit.


    im asking is it a good idea to have an amp power the front and back component speakers? would it be a lot better than having them both be powered by just the head unit as they are now?

    im also going to be having another amp to power my Kenwood subs so i will have 2 amps in my trunk.


    is this a good plan or will i like drain all my battery having 2 amps? i already have the 2 amps purchased but now someone is telling me having 2 amps will drain my battery?.....what should i do??please provide input.







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    Re: do i really need a amp to power my door speakers ?

    2 amps will not brain your battery


    you need to have your car running when you have you set up running loud for a long time

    other wise it will drain your battery

    its just like if you left your door open overnight, the bulb would be enough of a draw over time to kill your battery

    so if you have multiple amps on for a long time, then eventually your battery will drain




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    Re: do i really need a amp to power my door speakers ?

    Don't amp your back speakers. As a matter of fact, don't even use them.

    they call the front speakers the Front Stage because that is where all your mids n high sshould come from and about 90% of what u hear is all coming from the fronts.

    Amping them vs running off the head unit-

    At first, you may not notice a "power level" difference, but what u will notice is perfect sound quality. You won't get that distortion crap sound at loud volumes, but rather a constant, clean signal all the way up. After a while, if u wish to clip the amp, you can most definitely make your front stage scream at you!




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    Re: do i really need a amp to power my door speakers ?

    Quote Originally Posted by shizzzon View Post
    Don't amp your back speakers. As a matter of fact, don't even use them.

    they call the front speakers the Front Stage because that is where all your mids n high sshould come from and about 90% of what u hear is all coming from the fronts.

    Amping them vs running off the head unit-

    At first, you may not notice a "power level" difference, but what u will notice is perfect sound quality. You won't get that distortion crap sound at loud volumes, but rather a constant, clean signal all the way up. After a while, if u wish to clip the amp, you can most definitely make your front stage scream at you!
    thanks...now that you mentioned this, i remember someone telling me a while ago not to amp the back speakers. thanks for reminding me before i have it done.

    since the amp is a 4 ch amp should i have it bridged to 2 channels, or just leave it 4 channels and only use 2 of them with the front comps?

    you're telling me my system would sound better if i didnt even use back door speakers? what about when i have passengers in the back seat? :/ im confused now

    i wouldnt mind selling my backdoor speakers along with front door once they're replaced if you're telling me i dont need backdoor speakers....but i dont see how having no sound coming from my backdoor speakers would make my system sound better?
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    Re: do i really need a amp to power my door speakers ?

    what there saying is your back door speakers are useless.amp the front junk the back.dont keep the back in thou while u have the front one amped cus the backs will still sound horable to the front ones.



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    Re: do i really need a amp to power my door speakers ?

    Quote Originally Posted by shizzzon View Post
    At first, you may not notice a "power level" difference, but what u will notice is perfect sound quality. You won't get that distortion crap sound at loud volumes, but rather a constant, clean signal all the way up. After a while, if u wish to clip the amp, you can most definitely make your front stage scream at you!

    that is some of the worst advice i have seen on here, and there has been a lot of that. distortion WILL NOT happen if you amp the rear speakers. it will happen if you do not have the gains set properly or are overpowering the speakers.


    Quote Originally Posted by woodels420 View Post
    what there saying is your back door speakers are useless.amp the front junk the back.dont keep the back in thou while u have the front one amped cus the backs will still sound horable to the front ones.
    are you serious? how can you say that when you don't know a thing about his system? this is just as useful as the previous response. this amazing info from someone using stock speakers paired with a mach 5 15".





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    Re: do i really need a amp to power my door speakers ?

    Yes.




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    Re: do i really need a amp to power my door speakers ?

    Quote Originally Posted by JimJ View Post
    Yes.
    best answer in this thread.



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    Re: do i really need a amp to power my door speakers ?

    Quote Originally Posted by JimJ View Post
    Yes.
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    At least tell us what 4ch amp your going to be using.



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    Re: do i really need a amp to power my door speakers ?

    you will not see actual output from that 4 channel amp




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    Re: do i really need a amp to power my door speakers ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bernser1er View Post
    you will not see actual output from that 4 channel amp
    what?

    the amps a good amp....im sure its better than having my head unit power the comps, right?

    dont just say stuff cuz u never heard of the amp....




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    Re: do i really need a amp to power my door speakers ?

    Yeah. Have all four speakers running off the amp. It will sound better than having 2 on the amp and two on the headunit, and it will sound better than having 2 on the amp and 2 taken out of the car(?).




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    Re: do i really need a amp to power my door speakers ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pemrick69 View Post
    Yeah. Have all four speakers running off the amp. It will sound better than having 2 on the amp and two on the headunit, and it will sound better than having 2 on the amp and 2 taken out of the car(?).
    Thats what i was thinking...




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